Comics are a great medium to convey a message in, be it educational, entertaining or thought provoking, there is something simply captivating about the combination of imagery and words.

Have you ever aspired or dreamt of creating comics? Have you ever wondered what it takes to create comics? Are you already creating comics but would like to learn more about the process from a creator who has done it all? Have you ever wished there was someone who could offer you professional advice on how to elevate your work? This workshop is for you!

Wicked Comics, the voluntary organisation behind the annual, awesome Malta Comic Con and promoters of the comic culture worldwide are proud to present this intensive yet fun filled Creating Comics Workshop with Wizards Keep founder Tim Perkins.

The workshop will take place on Sunday 2nd June 2013 at St. James Cavalier, Valletta between 9am-4pm. The workshop only costs €35 per person and the price includes lunch at Inspirations. Places are limited so make sure to book your place now by sending an email to info@maltacomic-con.com. This address should also be used when affecting payment through Pay Pal. Booking deadline is Thursday 30th May 2013.

Attendees will learn Basic Construction Techniques that apply to character design and drawing in general to produce comic strips and graphic novels. They will learn how to Create the Concept – Characters, Setting and Plot and about the key elements of storytelling. They will also learn how to Construct Comics through planning rough thumbnails, looking at the many ways of laying a page, about the dynamics within the panels, and on what makes a cover works. They will also learn about incorporating logos and lettering, pencilling, inking and colouring techniques and how to tie everything together. The workshop will end with a question and answer session.

So whether you just have an interest or you’re serious about becoming a comic creator, this is one workshop you can’t afford to miss! Book now to avoid disappointment.

As an ever present guest to the awesome Malta Comic Con, Tim Perkins needs no introduction. He is an award winning comic illustrator and writer based in the UK and has worked on comics as diverse as DARK DOMINION, TRANSFORMERS, THUNDERCATS, DOCTOR WHO, JUDGE DREDD, DREAMSTONE, EARTHWORM JIM, and HOT WHEELS for such illustrious giants as MARVEL, DC, 2000AD, DEFIANT, and TEKNO, amongst a great many others. He also works as a concept artist, designer and writer in the worlds of themed rides and attractions and animation, as well as regularly lecturing about comics, storytelling and creativity. He is also the founder of Wizards Keep and the creator of the all-ages hit graphic novel The Worlds End Vol 1: The Riders on the Storm and is currently working hard on its sequel. For more info kindly visit: www.wizards-keep.com

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